Rameumptom Ruminations: 021: A Trolley Problem for the LDS Church

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints faces incredible dilemmas when science disproves an aspect of the belief system, or when society shifts towards a more equitable world. In this episode, Scott covers the trolley thought experiment. It is a simple problem without a clear good or bad solution. This thought experiment is helpful to understand the position of the leadership of the church when faced with the complexities of a changing world.

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Problem in ethics posed by the English philosopher Philippa Foot in her ‘The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of the Double Effect’ (Oxford Review, 1967)

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